My gorgeous Mr 6 came home this afternoon from school talking about ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. All the way home we spoke about the things we need in life (like food, water, shelter) and those we want (like special treats and a PS3!).
Have you ever stood inside your wardrobe and asked yourself “What do I really need in here? What do I want?”.
I think as women our purchasing according to need and want is a little skewed. I know that I might be in need of a pair of shoes for work, but what I really want is those amazing red boots (that, to be honest, I probably wouldn’t wear that much).
But what I know or sure, regardless of all of this, is that you definitely need to have items in your wardrobe that work for you, your lifestyle, your stage of life, your income, your body shape, your colouring and the size of the space you have to store everything.
So how do you go about culling your wardrobe so that it’s just perfect for you? There are a few rules to live by:
1. You only have the space you have. If your clothes are jammed in, wrinkled even though you’ve already ironed them and you can never find what you’re looking for (but you know it’s in there) it’s time to cull.
2. Only have clothes that suit you, that you like (or even better, love!) and are beautiful and practical at the same time.
3. Set boundaries around the old clothes you keep. If you honestly believe that you will fit into your Year 12 formal dress, that it’s the perfect colour and style for you, and the cut is still in fashion then, yes, keep it. If not it has to go.
Ok, so where to from here?
Ask yourself the following ten questions in regards to everything in your wardrobe and see what passes the test!
- Do I look and feel nice in this item of clothing?
- Does it complement my lifestyle?
- Does it project the image I want?
- Does it match my personality?
- Does this colour suit me?
- Does this style/cut suit me?
- Is it comfortable?
- By the time it fits will it still be in style?
- Is the item in good condition?
- Does this item remind me of a positive event in my life?
If you answered no to any of these questions the item should go.
Give it a try! Hopefully you’ll end up with lots of items in your wardrobe that you need and want – and that are just perfect for you! I guarantee by getting your wardrobe sorted you WILL get out the house quicker in the mornings – looking great!
Let me know how you go!
Until next time, happy organising!